Attention: From Theory to Practice by Arthur F. KramerAttention: From Theory to Practice by Arthur F. Kramer

Attention: From Theory to Practice

byArthur F. Kramer, Douglas A. Wiegmann, Alex Kirlik

Hardcover | January 11, 2007

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The study of attention in the laboratory has been crucial to understanding the mechanisms that support several different facets of attentional processing: Our ability to both divide attention among multiple tasks and stimuli, and selectively focus it on task-relevant information, whileignoring distracting task-irrelevant information, as well as how top-down and bottom-up factors influence the way that attention is directed within and across modalities. Equally important, however, is research that has attempted to scale up to the real world this empirical work on attention thathas traditionally been well controlled by limited laboratory paradigms and phenomena. These types of basic and theoretically guided applied research on attention have benefited immeasurably from the work of Christopher Wickens. This book honors Wickens' many important contributions to the study ofattention by bringing together researchers who examine real-world attentional problems and questions in light of attentional theory. The research fostered by Wickens' contributions will enrich not only our understanding of human performance in complex real-world systems, but also reveal the gaps onour knowledge of basic attentional processes.
Arthur F. Kramer is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Beckman Institute and the Institute of Aviation. He is also Director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, Co-Director of the NIH Center of Health Minds, and Co-Chair of the Intelligent Human Computer Interaction Main Research theme at the Beckman Institute at the Unive...
Title:Attention: From Theory to PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 7.09 × 10 × 1.18 inPublished:January 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195305728

ISBN - 13:9780195305722


Table of Contents

Preface. Part I. Toward a Practical View of Attention: Theoretical and Methodological Issues. Part II. Emerging Issues in Applied Attention Theory. Part III. Attention and Driving. Part IV. Attention and Aging. Part V. Attention and Interface Design. Part VI. Attention and Training. Part VII. Future Directions.

Editorial Reviews

"...this book represents a comprehensive compilation of applied attention research, much of it in the context of Wickens multiple resource theory of human attention. It is loaded with nuggets from well-seasoned scientists such as Neville Moray and Tom Sheridan to candidates for younginvestigator awards represented by Nadine Sarter and John Lee. There is grist here for any behavioral science and many engineering researchers, but especially for an experimental psychologist interested in applications." --Richard W. Pew, Principal Scientist, BBN Technologies